Multiple VM Template with Chef Extension

Last updated: 21/06/2017

Deploys a specified number of Ubuntu VMs configured with Chef Client

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Parameter Name Description
vmDnsName DNS name for the VM
numberOfInstances Number of VM instances to create, default is 2
availabilitySetName Availability Set name for the VMs
adminUsername Admin user name for the Virtual Machines
adminPassword Admin password for the Virtual Machines
imagePublisher Publisher for the OS image, the default is Canonical
imageOffer The name of the image offer. The default is Ubuntu
imageSKU Version of the image. The default is 16.04-LTS
vmSize VM Size
chef_server_url Organization URL for the Chef Server. Example
validation_client_name Validator key name for the organization. Example: myorg-validator
runlist Optional Run List to Execute
validation_key JSON Escaped Validation Key
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
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Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
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